You wanted to move to Canada and you don’t know Guy Laliberté? Ok, brief update then. Guy Laliberté is a Canadian you know without knowing it: he promotes Canada’s culture worldwide. And he’s the father of Cirque du Soleil. (See, you knew him!)
Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company based in Montreal; it was founded in 1984 by two former street performers: Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier.
The company really developed in the 90s; they started touring in Quebec and, through the 1990s and 2000s, they had gone from performing one show to 19 in over 271 cities on every continent except Africa and Antarctica.
Cirque du Soleil’s creations have been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including four Primetime Emmy Awards.
One of Cirque du Soleil’s most renowned shows is, without contest, Alegria. Alegria was created for the company’s tenth anniversary. Alegria has been performed over 5,000 times and seen by over 10 million spectators in more than 65 cities around the world.
In 1999, Alegria was adapted into a film of the same name; actors like Frank Langella or Whoopi Goldberg were part of the cast, as well as several performers and musicians from the touring production.
Cirque du Soleil performs around the world; the company has shows in different Canadian cities such as: Calgary, Chicoutimi, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Victoria, Windsor, Regina…
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